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Updated : 1 month, 2 weeks ago IST
A high-altitude balloon from China carrying a payload the size of three coach buses equipped with what American officials have described as surveillance equipment was spotted over the continental US, visibly hovering above a state with key military assets and ultimately sparking an internati
US on Monday said that it is under no illusions about the challenges and threats that it faces from China in many ways.
An F-22A fighter of the US Air Force's 1st Fighter Wing, taking off from Langley Air Force Base, splashed the high-flying balloon with an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile after it had crossed the coast of South Carolina. The balloon was flying at between 60,000 and 65,000 feet.
The Pentagon said the balloon over the US is being used for surveillance, rejecting China's claim that the aircraft was a "civilian airship" for research that deviated from its course. Meanwhile, on Friday evening the Pentagon said that a second Chinese spy balloon had been spotted floati
Moments before the decision to scrap the visit - aimed at easing tensions between the two countries - China issued a rare statement of regret and blamed winds for pushing what it called a civilian airship into US airspace.
Updated : 2 months ago IST
According to Blinken, the status quo has been "vital" to the US because it maintains peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
Semiconductor chips are at the centre of a tug-of-war between China and the US. Although, the US still has the upper hand and is stopping its flow of semiconductor technology to China
Updated : 2 months, 3 weeks ago IST
A Chinese fighter jet performed an unsafe manoeuvre after it came as close as 20 feet within a US military aircraft over the South China sea, The Hill reported on Thursday citing the US Indo-Pacific Command.
Updated : 2 months, 4 weeks ago IST
China on Sunday staged "strike drills" around Taiwan's airspace, saying it was conducted in response to the provocation from the self-governed island and the US
Updated : 3 months, 3 weeks ago IST
"We continue to stand up and support the right of peaceful protest. And I think we're going to watch this closely, and we'll see where things go," the National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said during the press briefing.
Updated : 4 months, 1 week ago IST
On the sidelines of the G20 summit, China's President Xi Jinping discussed the Taiwan issue and explained China's position on the same, saying the Taiwan question is at the very core of China's core interests and the bedrock of the political foundation of China-US relations.
US President Joe Biden on Monday said that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is "willing to compromise on certain key issues," while delivering comments to media in Bali.